|NEW PATHWAY TO NURSING DEGREE|
|Addressing the growing needs of the healthcare workforce, Carroll is adding a new Accelerated Nursing Program. The program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree (in any field) and want to complete additional coursework required to become a licensed Registered Nurse. Accelerated Nursing students will graduate in 15 months with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Carroll College.|
Building on Carroll College’s long legacy of excellence in nursing, the 15-month intensive program based in Helena includes coursework and clinical experiences designed to make graduates well prepared and immediately employable in one of the fastest growing career fields in the country.
Carroll is currently accepting applications for admission into the Accelerated Nursing program to begin May 2020. Applications are due March 20, 2020. The planned completion date for the first cohort of twenty accelerated nursing graduates is August 2021. To learn more about the Accelerated Nursing program and for information on admission requirements and how to apply, visit www.carroll.edu/accelerated-nursing.
Bill Simons ’78, OD, Carroll alumnus and longtime Helena optometrist, was recently honored with the Helena Chamber of Commerce’s Business Person of the Year award at the Chamber’s annual awards luncheon held earlier in January. Read the article in the Helena IR here.
|Photo courtesy of Thom Bridge, Helena IR.|
John Matthews, class of 1961, was recently awarded the State of Wisconsin 2019-2020 Hometown Hero Award “in recognition of the incredible accomplishments he achieved for the teachers of Wisconsin.” Matthews was the Executive Director of the Madison teacher’s union for 48 years and through his work “he ended discriminatory practices that denied women equal pay, defended the rights of religious minorities, and most impressively, established groundbreaking protections for pregnant women, setting the standard for working women in every profession, across the entire state.”
Alana Cunningham ‘15, Senior Program Manager, Helena YMCA – read announcement here.
Sarah Nicolai ‘09, PE, PTP, Project Manager, Traffic and Transportation Group, Robert Peccia and Associates, Helena – read announcement here.
|Colleen Kay Brady '78 – read more about her life here.|
|Everett Allen Loughridge '59 – read more about his life here.|
|Connie Sue (Voorhies) Seymour '91 – read more about her life here.|
Carroll students Hope Emmanuel Grey and Natalie Yocum were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad in 2020. Emmanuel Grey, a sophomore English writing major from Livingston, Mont., will be studying at La Universidad de Almeria in Spain during the fall 2020 semester. Yocum, a first-year biology and environmental science major from Arlee, Mont., will be participating in Carroll’s French Immersion Abroad program during this upcoming summer.
As an English major with aspirations in business writing and cinematography, Emmanuel Grey will study in Almeria, Spain, at La Universidad de Almería to improve her Spanish speaking skills and diversify her global perspective.
“Receiving the Gilman scholarship made my wishful goals realistic,” said Emmanuel Grey. “As someone with complete financial independence from family, I rely on scholarships like these to earn my fantastic education and to gain unique experiences I otherwise would not.”
Yocum will be studying French in Étretat, France, for five weeks in June of 2020. Along with Carroll College professor Dr. Anneliese Renck and six other students, she will be taking a French class and spending time immersed in both the French language and culture during her time in France.
“This scholarship is important to me because it means I can stop saying 'oh, I'll do that when I'm older,' and fully explore the meaning of going to a liberal arts school,” said Yocum.
Emmanuel Grey and Yocum are the fourth and fifth Carroll College students in the past three years to receive Gilman scholarships.
Read more here.
|Hope Angelica Emmanuel Grey and Natalie Yocum|
|TALKING SAINTS: THREE DECADE DOMINATION|
|The Fred Scheller Invitational debate winners and Coach Northup.|
Even being stuck in the mud couldn’t stop the Talking Saints from extending their string of regional championships to three decades. The team earned Gold Medal recognition in the Northwest Forensics Conference, the 30th straight year the team has won or shared the regional title. The Carroll streak began in the fall of 1990.
The Saints nearly missed the opening round of the tournament after their charter bus got stuck in the mud. But Boise State, coached by former Talking Saint Manda Hicks ’97, sent her Boise team bus to rescue the Carroll team.
“Our bus took a wrong turn down a two-lane road, and tried to back into a farm driveway to turn around. The rear tires ended up hopelessly stuck,” said Northup. “So, we piled out and walked a mile down a two-lane road to a highway, and waited for Boise’s bus. We were almost an hour late, but the judges all waited for our students. Amazingly, spirits were high throughout the whole muddy ordeal. And they did well that round!”
The Talking Saints brought home 47 awards from the Fred Scheller Invitational held at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., January 24-26. Eighteen of the 20 competing Carroll students won recognition.
View the full release of winners here.
Talking Saints coach Brent Northup, who is stepping down as Northwest Conference president after 24 years, was also honored. A major conference award, honoring the most outstanding student in the region each year, will now be called “The Brent Northup Coaches’ Commemorative Award.” Newly elected president Michael Ingram of Whitworth University thanked Northup for his years of service – and invited Northup to the stage for a hug and to receive applause of thanks from the region’s coaches and students. This is Northup’s 31st year as coach of the Talking Saints.
|The Talking Saints team waiting cheerfully by a rural highway to be rescued by the Boise State bus, after their Carroll bus got hopelessly stuck in the mud. |
|Eight Carroll College Fighting Saints volleyball players were named Academic All-Conference by the Frontier Conference.|
Seniors Ayla Carpenter and Jenna Starke, juniors Laurel Kassa, Madi Quick, and Sierra Wilson, and sophomores Taelyr Krantz, Aliyah Williams and Lexi Mikkelsen were named to the team. Carpenter, Quick and Starke earned the distinction for the third consecutive year, while Krantz appeared on the list for a second time.
To be eligible for the team, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at school the previous two semesters.
|The Carroll College Fighting Saints football team also placed 40 student-athletes on the Frontier Conference’s Academic All-Conference Team. |
The Saints made up 40 of the 257 Frontier Conference student-athletes to earn the award.
Read the full list of Carroll student-athletes here.
|Ed Noonan, permanent part-time adjunct faculty member and former student activities director and resident director, passed away on Monday, January 20. The Carroll community will hold a campus gathering in honor of Ed on February 7 from 4-5:30 pm in All Saints Chapel.|
Carroll College Vice President for Academic Affairs Cathy Day shared the following with faculty, staff and students, “It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend and professor and trusted advisor and colleague, Ed Noonan. He leaves behind our Carroll family and the many other communities for which he served so well and for so long. We remember Ed for not only his wit and his poetry but also his steadfast spiritual concern for the Carroll family. Ed was a central figure on Carroll's campus for the past 34 years serving as resident hall director and student activities director, and teaching numerous classes in Theatre, Communications, English Writing and Alpha Seminar. Ed lived a life of service and courage and was always eager to respond to the Spirit's call. As his extended family gathers and plans a celebration of Ed’s life, they ask each of us to spend a moment reflecting upon Ed and his relationship with each of us.“
A service celebrating Ed’s life will held Friday, February 28, 2020, beginning at 12 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Helena with a reception to follow the Mass in the Brondel Center of the Cathedral.
The Helena IR shared the following story: Former Helena City Commissioner Ed Noonan dies Monday
|Carroll College computer science professor Steve Harper qualified for the US Olympic Trials 50 Kilometer Racewalk held January 25 in Santee, California. The top fifteen in the nation qualify for the 31.1-mile racewalk event that determines who gets to go to the Olympics this summer in Japan. Harper was ranked #13.|
At 69-years-old, Professor Harper is the oldest to qualify for the racewalking’s 50K event (breaking former Carroll professor Jonathan Matthews old record of 61-years-old).
Although Harper didn't start race walking until his 50's, four years ago he earned an unofficial single age world record for 64-year-olds in the 50 K racewalk.
Although he unfortunately pulled a muscle and was not able to complete the race, Harper said, "It was a great experience to get to walk in the Olympic Trials. Some of these youngsters are amazingly fast. The 40-year-old winner walked a 3:30 marathon and then kept walking five more miles to get to the 50 kilometers (31.1 miles)."
KTVH did a story on Professor Harper prior to the event: Carroll College professor heads to Olympic Trials.
|Photo courtesy of KTVH.|
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Carroll College Blood Drive, Jan. 30, 9-4 pm, Lower level, Campus Center, Carroll College
What is Catholic Studies? A Discussion and Lecture by John Boyle, Feb. 6, 7 pm, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College
Carroll College Theatre Presents “Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet,” Feb. 7-15, FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College
The Roeben-Raunig Lecture in Social Justice and the Human Animal Relationship with Fr. Daniel Horan, Feb. 13, 7 pm, Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
President's Scholarship Recognition Weekend, Feb. 16-17, Carroll College
Zinnstarter Pitch Event, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm, Corette Library, Carroll College
Carroll College Math Debate: Who was the Most Influential Mathematician?, Feb. 20, 7 pm, Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
7th Annual Carroll's Got Talent Show, Feb. 20, 8 pm, Campus Center, Carroll College